Although Comox Valley Nature is not organizing the Christmas Bird Count this year given the recommendations of Public Health authorities, and given that our insurance does not cover any liability due to the pandemic, some birders in the Valley are independently carrying on the tradition while taking appropriate precautions (household groups, distancing, masks). The data they collect will be forwarded to Bird Studies Canada, as always.
For those birders doing the counting and for anybody else who is interested, CVN has organized two virtual follow-up meetings (to take the place of the usual pot-luck dinner) to share results and socialize. Each meeting will be in the form of a GoToMeeting webinar held using the facilities of the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists.
To attend you need to register in advance using the links below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
For the Deep Bay count, the wrap-up meeting will be held on December 15 at 7:00 pm.
For the Comox area count, the wrap-up meeting will be held on December 20 at 6:30 pm.